Executive Board

Michelle Chen
Michelle aka Machine is a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science. She has trained under Master Ran Zohar and Grand Master Won Kee Min. After taking a brief hiatus from Taekwondo during her high school years, Machine is back and ready to fight. When not training, she can be seen running, smiling or eating cookies/ice cream (or both).
Shirley Tsang
Vice President of External Relations
Shirley is a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering. She started taekwondo as a freshman taking the PE class, and is now excited to start training for her 1st dan black belt test. She is a foodie and likes to take pictures of all the food and post them on instagram after she checks in on foursquare. And she's from Brooklyn, so don't mess.
Jessica Yang
Vice President of Operations and Fundraising
Jessica has always enjoyed sports and began Taekwondo in the Fall of her freshman year. Currently a junior studying Economics and Management Science, she aspires to a career in business. Jessica's favorite part about MIT is kicking, sparring, and hanging out with the team. She also loves New York, ice cream, and cute things.
Andrew Mandelbaum
Andrew is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering. He started taekwondo as a freshman at Princeton University and earned his black belt during his senior year. He is glad to have the chance to continue to compete in the ECTC as a member of the MIT team. When not training or in lab, he can often be found reading, playing video games, or walking around the Boston area.
Casey Denham
Tournament Coordinator
Casey is a junior majoring in Aerospace Enginnering. She always wanted to do taekwondo as a child, but instead joined the club after taking the PE class her freshman fall. Casey is most likely to be found talking (most often about NASA, airplanes, or North Carolina) or generally acting hyper at all hours of the day.


Adrian Jiminez-Galindo
Publicity Chair
I'm a junior majoring in 2A (engineering) with concentration in Quantum Engineering and a minor in Languages. I started doing TKD halfway through sophomore year, and I love it! I like travelling (crashing on couches is my specialty), drawing and lucky charms.
Kevin Hu
Social Chair
Kevin is a junior majoring in Biological Engineering. He joined the MIT Sport TKD club as a freshman even though he doesn't like kicking people. When not in the dojang, he can be found sleeping in a public area. He also eats. And practices his fierce poomsae face
Andy Guatemala
Social Chair
Andy is a sophomore majoring in Aerospace Engineering with Information Technology. She started taekwondo at the age of 10 and recieved her junior black belt 3 years later. About a year after she got her black belt, Andy took a 4 year hiatus from Taekwondo but is now practicing again! When not training, she can be found riding her tailless horse or painting.
Chris Williams
Alumni Chair
Geoffrey Gilmore
Equipment Manager
Tahin Syed
Equipment Manager
Tahin is a graduate student in Computer Science. He started Taekwondo and joined the after his second year at MIT, where he discovered his love for kicking people. He also enjoys eating and hanging out with the team.
Yang Dai
Media Chair
"Yang is a sophomore majoring in 18C. She possesses an adventurous taste for food, and can sometimes be found snacking on cicadas and experimenting with unique combinations like yogurt+goldfish+onion rings. She loves mushrooms, especially ones with little bugs on them (yum, protein!). When she isn't eating, beating the pros at chess, and making vertical sidekicks look effortless, Yang can be found trying to trick her friends into watching horror movies."
Jean Chow
"Jean is a sophomore majoring in neuroscience and loves eating crunchy food such as carrots. She dislikes cheese and is an amazing artist. Jean aspires to do a full split after this year and gives everyone permission to tickle her if she doesn't accomplish this. P.S. Jean loves horror movies so make sure to email her links to some good horror trailers."